Bendigo Botanic Gardens, White Hills

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Institution Code: WHIHL

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Bendigo Botanic Gardens, White Hills

The Bendigo Botanic Gardens, White Hills was established in 1857 and is undergoing an expansion from a 6 hectare site to a 24 hectare site as part of the masterplan implementation. In 2017, the 'Garden for the Future' precinct will begin construction adding a contemporary garden to a heritage landscape.

Main Address:
Bendigo Botanic Gardens, White Hills
City of Greater Bendigo, PO Box 733, BENDIGO, VIC 3550, Australia
71 Napoleon Crescent White Hills
Victoria 3551 Australia

Telephone: 61 (0)3 54346000
Fax: 61 (0)3 54346200
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: n/a
    Curator's Name: Kirstie Paterson
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1857
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 8 Hectares
  • Total Area: 24 Hectares
    Latitude: -36.7238055
    Longitude: 144.3064158
    Annual Rainfall: 550 mm
    Altitude: 225.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 40

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1800
  • Special Collections:The National Lavender Collection has 81 cultivars
    The Heritage Canna collection has over 50 named cultivars including Australian Bred and Heritage varieties
    Bearded Iris Collection
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No